The Cooling Technology Institute’s Engineering Standards and Maintenance (ES&M) Committee is seeking engineers and others to participate in the development of a CTI standard for parallel-shaft fan drives.

The standard will provide the dry cooling industry with design and rating requirements to ensure long service life for parallel-shaft gears used with air-cooled condensers (ACCs). In addition, the standard will detail design features and maintenance practices that will minimize unscheduled downtime and reduce maintenance costs.

To become a committee member, or receive current updates, contact Craig Burriss at, Bill Howard at or the CTI office at